Oct 29, 2008 ... If mussels are open before they've been cooked (and don't close up tightly when
tapped), then they're dead, and not fresh enough to eat under ...
Is it always necessary to throw out open mussels that will not close after .... bit of
advice--don't remove the byssal threads (the beard) until just before cooking.
Sort through mussels, tapping any that are open lightly on a surface to see if they
close ... Consuming mussels that have perished before cooking can cause food ...
Jul 7, 2014 ... Also discard any mussels that don't open after cooking. ... Follow this simple
advice: before cooking, shells closed; after cooking, shells open.
Oct 29, 2008 ... Nick Ruello found that 1.9 per cent of mussels opened early. These mussels
opened before they had been cooked long enough to kill any ...
Jun 19, 2016 ... it is a myth Mussel myth an open and shut case. To summarize, there are a small
percentage (11.5%) of mussels that when tested will not relax ...
Though simple to cook, just steam them for a... ... Bypass mussels that have their
shells open and that will not close. An open shell itself does not mean the ...
Unlike clams, a mussel may be alive and fit for consumption even if its shell is
open before it is cooked. Tapping the shell lightly should cause it to close back
Before cooking check for mussels that are open. Mussels with open shells may
be dead and therefore dangerous to eat. To be sure they are dead and not just ...
Apr 9, 2012 ... So, if before you cook it, the shell is open, that just means the mussel is chilling
out. But once you bother it by tapping it on the counter, it should ...